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393410: International Human Resources Management
MGMT-X 450.65

  • Fall 2023
  • Section 1
  • 4 Credits
  • 09/25/2023 to 12/10/2023
  • Modified 09/22/2023

Meeting Times

This class is an online course.


This course introduces the human resources practitioner and international line manager to the legal, practical, and successful human resources strategies used by international companies in today's global economy. Topics include employment and staffing; compensation; benefits; labor laws; employment-related taxation; leadership, management, and supervisory practices among international corporations; immigration; permanent resident and temporary work visa status; and expatriate and repatriation policies and practices.


  • This course introduces the human resources practitioner and international line manager to the legal, practical, and successful human resources strategies used by international companies in today's global economy.
  • Topics include
    • employment and staffing;
    • compensation; benefits; labor laws;
    • employment-related taxation;
    • leadership, management, and supervisory practices among international corporations;
    • immigration; permanent resident and temporary work visa status;
    • expatriate and repatriation policies and practices.


Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • have a strong overview of how Human Resources functions in an international environment;
  • know how to structure employment offers and compensation packages for expatriates;
  • learn how IHRM differs from domestic HR
  • how to manage, develop and train expatriates, and
  • understand how some of the cultural experiences an expatriate might encounter.   




Required Textbook:
International Human Resources Management
7th Edition
By Dowling, Festing and Engle
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-1-4737-1902-6


You can earn a total of 200 points.  


  Points Total Points
Weekly Module Discussions - Weeks 1 through 10 5 50
Weekly Module Assignments - Weeks 1 through 10 5 50
Weekly Quizzes - Weeks 1 through 10 5 50
Final - Week 11 50 50
Total Points   200
Grade Percentage of Points
to 97%
< 97%
to 93%
< 93%
to 90%
< 90%
to 87%
< 87%
to 83%
< 83%
to 80%
< 80%
to 77%
< 77%
to 73%
< 73%
to 0%

Institutional Policies

Student Conduct

Students are subject to disciplinary action for several types of misconduct or attempted misconduct, including but not limited to academic dishonesty, such as cheating, multiple submission, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University; or behavioral misconduct, such as theft or misuse of the intellectual property of others, harassment, or disruption of the learning environment.

All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition and includes the use of material generated wholly or in part through the use of artificial intelligence (except when the use of AI has received prior authorization for assessment as a reasonable accommodation for a student’s disability, or when the use of AI is a specified part of the coursework, e.g. data science or user experience). Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Student Rights & Responsibilities Policy and to report concerns.

Services for Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, UCLA Extension provides appropriate accommodations and support services to qualified applicants and students with disabilities. These include, but are not limited to, auxiliary aids/services such as sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices for hearing-impaired individuals, extended time for and proctoring of exams, and registration assistance. Accommodations and types of support services vary and are specifically designed to meet the disability-related needs of each student based on current, verifiable medical documentation. Arrangements for auxiliary aids/services are available only through UCLA Extension’s Service for Students with Disabilities Office at (310) 825-7851 or by email at [email protected]. For complete information, please visit Accessibility and Disability Services.


The interim grade Incomplete (I) may be approved for a student who has completed the majority of the course requirements, with passing quality (grade C or higher), but is unable to complete a small portion of the coursework by the course end date for good cause. For courses in which an Incomplete may be allowed, approval by the instructor of record and the academic program director is required. The Incomplete grade is not an option for courses that do not bear credit, such as 700, 800, or 900-level courses.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to petition for an Incomplete by emailing the appropriate academic program department at least one week before the end of the course. The Program Department will initiate the petition process once the email is received.
  • The student, the instructor, the CE/Program Director, and the program staff must complete the petition prior to the final course meeting or before the quarter end date. This process can take up to one week to complete. 
  • The instructor will approve or deny the request. The instructor will provide details on what the student needs to accomplish in order to complete the course, as well as a due date for submitting completed work. The due date cannot exceed the end of the ensuing quarter when a final grade must be reported or the Incomplete lapses to the grade “F,” “NP,” or “U.” Visit UCLA Extension Grading Scale for more information.  

An Incomplete allows the student to complete only work that is outstanding and does not allow prior completed work to be retaken or resubmitted.

All Grades are Final

No change of grade may be made by anyone other than the instructor, and then, only to correct clerical errors. No term grade except Incomplete may be revised by re-examination. The correction of a clerical error may be authorized only by the instructor of record communicating directly with personnel of Student and Alumni Services.

Sexual Harassment

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All Extension students and instructors who believe they have been sexually harassed are encouraged to contact the Department of Student and Alumni Services for complaint resolution: UCLA Extension, 1145 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Voice/TTY: (310) 825-7031. For more information, please view the University’s full Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.

Additional Items

Protecting Privacy and Data During Live Instruction

Live meeting sessions for this class, when applicable, are being conducted over Zoom. As the host, the instructor may be recording live sessions. Only the host has the ability to record meetings, no recording by other means is permitted. Recorded sessions will be posted in the Videos area of this class unless otherwise notified. Due to privacy, recordings are not available for download and are only accessible via Canvas for the duration of the class. If you have privacy concerns and do not wish to appear in the recording, do not turn on your video and/or audio. If you also prefer to use a pseudonym instead of your name, please let the instructor know what name you will be using so that the instructor knows who you are during the session. To rename yourself during a Zoom meeting, click on Participants, click on your name, click on More, click on Rename. If you would like to ask a question, you may do so privately through the Zoom chat by addressing your chat question to the instructor only (and not to ""everyone""). Additionally, chat may be used and moderated for live questions, and saving of chats is enabled. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact the instructor via Canvas Inbox.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement between Zoom and UCLA Extension, the data is used solely for this purpose and Zoom is prohibited from re-disclosing this information. UCLA Extension also does not use the data for any other purpose. Recordings will be deleted when no longer necessary. However, recordings may become part of an administrative disciplinary record if misconduct occurs during a video conference.

Course and Instructor Evaluation

UCLA Extension values your feedback on course and instructor evaluations. We ask all students to take a few minutes to complete an end-of-course evaluation survey. Updates to the course and instruction are influenced by your feedback. Understanding your student experience is essential to ensure continuing excellence in the online classroom and is appreciated by your instructor and the UCLA Extension academic leadership.

Your participation in a survey is voluntary, and your responses are confidential. After instructors submit grades, they will be given an evaluation report, but this report will not contain your name.

About Your Online Course Materials

Please note the following about online course components at UCLA Extension:

  • Students must have basic computer skills, including the use of word processing software, email, and the ability to use internet browsers, such as Safari, Firefox, or Chrome.
  • Students are responsible for meeting the technical requirements of Canvas and familiarizing themselves with the Canvas Learning Management System.
  • Students are responsible for keeping a copy of all assignments and work submitted, and to be aware of all assignments, due dates, and course guidelines.
  • Students are encouraged to keep and/or download a local copy of their assignment files, as access to the online environment of a specific course is limited to 30 days after the final course date, as listed in the course catalog.

    To download all your assignment submissions in Canvas, please refer to the online support guide. for more information or contact Canvas Support via the help menu within Canvas.

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Learning Support staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM (Pacific Time), except holidays:


Schedule is subject to change.  

Course calendar and related activities
When Module Title Notes
Week 1
Due date - 1/01/2023
Introduction To International Human Resources

Module 1 Discussion

Module  1 Assignment

Module 1 Quiz


Week 2
Due Date - 10/08/2023
The Cultural Context of IHRM

Module 2 Discussion

Module 2 Assignment

Module 2 Quiz



Week 3
Due Date - 10/15/2023
The Organizational Context

Module 3 Discussion

Module 3 Assignment

Module 3 Quiz

Week 4
Due Date - 10/22/2023
IHRM in Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions, International Alliances and SMEs

Module 4 Discussion

Module 4 Assignment

Module 4 Quiz


Week 5
Due Date - 10/29/2023
Sourcing Human Resources for Global Markets - Staffing, Recruiting and Selection

Module 5 Discussion

Module 5 Assignment

Module 5 Quiz


Week 6
Due Date - 11/5/2023
International Performance Management

Module 6 Discussion

Module 6 Assignment

Module 6 Quiz


Week 7
Due Date - 11/12/2023
International Training, Development, Careers and Talent

Module 7 Discussion

Module 7 Assignment

Module 7 Quiz

Week 8
Due Date - 11/19/2023
International Compensation

Module 8 Discussion

Module 8 Assignment

Module 8 Quiz

Week 9
Due Date - 11/26/2023
International Industrial Relations and the Global Institutional Context

Module 9 Discussion

Module 9 Assignment

Module 9 Quiz


Week 10
Due Date - 12/3/2023
IHRM Trends and Future Challenges

Module 10 Discussion

Module 10 Assignment

Module 10 Quiz



Week 11
Due Date - 12/10/2023
Final Exam

Final Exam

12/10/2023 is the last day to submit any work for this course.  Students who submit work past the due date (listed above for each week) should expect a reduction in their grade for that assignment/discussion/quiz.